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by tjejojyj
Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridge
Replies: 450
Views: 379353

Re: The Bridge

That looks alright to me but it's hard to judge the scale from the pictures.
Are the sheets long enough so the join lines will be at the break between your modules?
by tjejojyj
Sat May 10, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Rhaetian Railway (Rhatische Bahn) in T-gauge? help 4 newbie
Replies: 22
Views: 27823

Re: Rhaetian Railway (Rhatische Bahn) in T-gauge? help 4 new

This is the new design I'm working on with bridges downloaded from Sketchup 3D warehouse. The longer Wiesen Viaduct is to scale while the taller Landwasser viaduct has been shrunk in the lateral dimensions by about 10% to get it to fit with my outside limits. I'm hoping I can use these as the basis ...
by tjejojyj
Mon May 05, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Sarum Bridge
Replies: 63
Views: 66708

Re: Sarum Bridge

I thought the framing and editing of the video were fine and sometimes you need a camera that has a lot of manual settings to get the final "10%" of polish.
(It always helps to have a compelling and interesting subject!)
Hopefully I'll be in Melbourne when your displaying it.
by tjejojyj
Mon May 05, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Sarum Bridge
Replies: 63
Views: 66708

Re: Sarum Bridge

I'm glad to hear the sub-titles were added later (I didn't think I was that unobservant). They are a nice touch. You many know of this already but my only suggestion on the video would be to put more light on the layout when filming. Your camera should "stop-down" in response and give better depth o...
by tjejojyj
Mon May 05, 2014 4:11 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Sarum Bridge
Replies: 63
Views: 66708

Re: Sarum Bridge

I agree although I'm not sure I could watch it ALL day. (I have looked at it three times & I didn't notice the subtitles the first two times as I was so absorbed in the action and the details even as they stand.) On one of the early shots the freight train crossing the bridge seems to be noticeably ...
by tjejojyj
Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:38 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridge
Replies: 450
Views: 379353

Re: The Bridge

This might be a dumb question but does that mean the viaduct pylons are solid all the way up, or down? I have read that it is better with 3D printing to take advantage of hidden voids to minimise the amount of material required. Couldn't you just "break" the other ones at the same point then a glue ...
by tjejojyj
Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:31 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Working Signals
Replies: 16
Views: 27783

Re: Working Signals

Gee that's impressive. I have to remind myself how small they are. Once the ground cover and ballast goes in it will be "scary good", as they say, when seen in person. (I like the boom gates too.)
I wonder if you had more depth-of-field on the photos whether it would make it look even better?
by tjejojyj
Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:18 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Rhaetian Railway (Rhatische Bahn) in T-gauge? help 4 newbie
Replies: 22
Views: 27823

Re: Rhaetian Railway (Rhatische Bahn) in T-gauge? help 4 new

Just a quick update. I found Sketchup models of the Landwasser viaduct and the Weisen viaduct in the Sketchup library. When I shrank them to 1:333 I can just fit them in the space I plan. However this will require a redesign of the track work as the Weisen viaduct is about 2/3rds of the total length...
by tjejojyj
Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridge
Replies: 450
Views: 379353

Re: The Bridge

That looks really good. From the first photo it looks like you have copied a 'block' pattern about ten times up the column.

(I was just thinking about asking whether such surface texture was possible at this scale as it is a facet of the Landwasser Viaduct.)
by tjejojyj
Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Rhaetian Railway (Rhatische Bahn) in T-gauge? help 4 newbie
Replies: 22
Views: 27823

Re: Rhaetian Railway (Rhatische Bahn) in T-gauge? help 4 new

I've had my first play with the vehicle on the track. I wasn't prepared for exactly how small t-gauge really is. It really opens up more possibilities. Along these lines I've found out how to download Google Earth terrain into Sketchup. If I change the scale to 1:333 I can probably use some of the a...
by tjejojyj
Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridge
Replies: 450
Views: 379353

Re: The Bridge

Hi Doug What source material did you use as the basis of you CAD model? Do you find there is a maximum or optimal size and thickness of components you print? I'm thinking that 3D printing would be a good way to make a version of the Landwasser Viaduct and Langwieser Viaduct for the Rhatishe Bahn lay...
by tjejojyj
Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Rhaetian Railway (Rhatische Bahn) in T-gauge? help 4 newbie
Replies: 22
Views: 27823

Re: Rhaetian Railway (Rhatische Bahn) in T-gauge? help 4 new

How my design might look as a coffee table without points. I'm thinking if I build the mountains into the corners I can conceal the support posts. There would be glass running down the sides as well. I'll probably make some other modifications to the layout if I build it but the basic features would...
by tjejojyj
Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:50 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Sarum Bridge
Replies: 63
Views: 66708

Re: Sarum Bridge

Another piece of automation I thought would be nice if I build the layout into a coffee table would be automatic operation if someone is looking at it using ultrasonic transducers as detectors. My inspiration is a bookshelf layout I found online that does this http://scottpages.net/Newbury.html . (T...
by tjejojyj
Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:57 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Sarum Bridge
Replies: 63
Views: 66708

Re: Sarum Bridge

So, what sort of automated features are you thinking about? Some are much easier to implement than others, and not always the obvious ones. I was initially thinking of having two trains running in opposite directions passing in the stations but the reported unreliability of the points means I will ...
by tjejojyj
Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Sarum Bridge
Replies: 63
Views: 66708

Re: Sarum Bridge

Hi Martlink, I don't know about anyone else but I'm impressed. Can I ask what you are using for the automation? Some programmable chip? I have a Pololu Baby Orangutan microprocessor board (http://www.pololu.com/product/1220/) and I'm going to have a stab at using this as the basis of my PWM controll...
by tjejojyj
Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:25 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Rhaetian Railway (Rhatische Bahn) in T-gauge? help 4 newbie
Replies: 22
Views: 27823

Re: Rhaetian Railway (Rhatische Bahn) in T-gauge? help 4 new

Just an FYI that I've ordered a couple of pieces of flexi-track, joiners and a power unit from Hobbies Plus to get myself started. I plan to build my own PWM controller and do some experimentation & "acclimatisation" before any layout construction. Thanks for all the comments so far. I will post if ...
by tjejojyj
Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:26 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Rhaetian Railway (Rhatische Bahn) in T-gauge? help 4 newbie
Replies: 22
Views: 27823

Re: Rhaetian Railway (Rhatische Bahn) in T-gauge? help 4 new

Thanks As you're thinking of the layout being encased under a coffee table with a level of automation, I would seriously recommend you not use any points....which at the moment are the one thing that cause 99% of the running issues. Either have one continuous loop with electronic control to keep two...
by tjejojyj
Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:07 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Rhaetian Railway (Rhatische Bahn) in T-gauge? help 4 newbie
Replies: 22
Views: 27823

Re: Rhaetian Railway (Rhatische Bahn) in T-gauge? help 4 new

[quote="dkightley"] >As you're thinking of the layout being encased under a coffee table with a level of automation, I would seriously recommend you not use any points....which at the moment are the one thing that cause 99% of the running issues. Either have one >continuous loop with electronic cont...
by tjejojyj
Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Rhaetian Railway (Rhatische Bahn) in T-gauge? help 4 newbie
Replies: 22
Views: 27823

Re: Rhaetian Railway (Rhatische Bahn) in T-gauge? help 4 new

Thanks. Just shows what I take for granted. I suppose I could build the loop and make allowance for the "technology" to catch up. Is there a good place to buy t-gauge from in Australia? Or is it better to import? The only place I've come across on the web is Hobbies Plus in Gippsland but they don't ...
by tjejojyj
Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Rhaetian Railway (Rhatische Bahn) in T-gauge? help 4 newbie
Replies: 22
Views: 27823

Re: Rhaetian Railway (Rhatische Bahn) in T-gauge? help 4 new

Many thanks for the comments so far. I was imagining four or five car trains but maybe three car trains, all powered, would be okay. (Like the Rhaetian model shown in this group.) Below is the design without the terrain removed to just show the road-bed and the bridges. The blue is the upper lever a...